Dr Paul Thng Leong Keng

Orthopaedic Surgeon
33 years of experience


Orthopaedic Surgery

Consultation Fee

$250 and above

Clinical Interest

Spine and Spinal Surgery


MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas)

What I do

Dr Paul Thng Leong Keng provides clinical services such as:
- Spine Injections 
- Spine Surgery 
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Knee Replacement
See more [ + ]- Trauma
- Fractures
- Neck Pain
- Neck Surgery
- General Orthopaedics

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Clinic Locations

PTL Spine & Orthopaedics
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #07-34
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563
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Professional Statement

Dr Paul Thng Leong Keng graduated in 1988 and has more than 25 years of clinical experience. He received his 1st Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) to do Spine Surgery in the University of Calgary, both from the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedics Spine Divisions, in 2000. A 2nd HMDP followed in 2009 to Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in Boston, USA.

In 2001 he started the Spine Service in Changi General Hospital. He has been appointed as Senior Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Adjunct Associate Professor, Chief of Spine Service, Director of Spine Fellowship and Deputy Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery. Over the last 10 years he has performed ... See more [ + ]over 3000 major orthopaedic operations, and over 1400 major spine operations

Dr Paul Thng is currently the Chairman of AOSpine Asia Pacific Board (2013-16), a Global Spine Society with about 6000 members and 24000 associates that organizes educational programmes all across the world. In 2014, 55 such courses were organized in the Asia Pacific alone.

Dr Paul Thng currently practices at PTL Spine & Orthopaedics. 

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Languages Spoken

Chinese, English, Indonesian, Malay


National University of Singapore
See more [ + ]University of Calgary/Foothills General Hospital
Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital

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Awards and Publications

Awards:  - Local Merit Scholarship, Public Service Commission of Singapore to study Medicine 
  - 1994 HMDP Fellowship for the Conjoint Examination in MMed Surgery (S’pore) and
    FRCS (Ed.) Surgery.
  - 1998 Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association (WPOA) travelling Fellow, 12th WPOA
    Meeting, Fukuoka, Japan
  - 2000 HMDP Fellowship for Spine Surgery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  - 2009 HMDP Fellowship for Spine Surgery to Massachusetts General Hospital, 
    Boston, USA.
See more [ + ]  - Singapore Health Quality Award (Gold) awarded by SingHealth 2010
  - Quarterly Best Service Award 4th quarter (Oct-Dec 09) CGH
  - Quarterly Best Service Award 3rd quarter (July-Sep 10) CGH
  - Quarterly Best Service Award 3rd quarter (July-Sep 11) CGH
  - CGH/EHA Quality Covention Award 2011
  - SingHealth Service Quality Star Award 2012
  - Long Service Award, CGH (20 years)
  - Excellence in Education Award (Asia Pacific), AOSpine International, 2013Publications:  - Cement dislodgement after percutaneous vertebroplasty: a rare complication.  
    R Sharma, P Thng, S Gupta, N Saini, Y Saini. The Internet Journal of Spine Surgery,
    2012 volume 6 number 2
  - Radiological outcome of short segment posterior stabilization in Thoracolumbar Acute
    Fractures, A Yung, P Thng, Annual of the Academy Singapore (May 2011)
  - Symptomatic Spinal Epidural Varix Presenting with Nerve Impingement-
    Report of 2 cases and review of the Literature P Thng Spine (2003)
  - A deceptive cervical lymph node (Cervical Osteoma) L Leong, P Thng
    (Sept 2002, Annuals of the Academy)

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Professional Positions and Memberships

a) International    - AO International Trustee, AOFoundation (2013- )
    - Chairman, AOSpine Asia Pacific Board, (2013-2016)
    - Member, AOSpine International Board (2013-2016)
See more [ + ]    - Associate Editor, Global Spine Journal (2009- )
    - Chairman, AOSpine East Asia Council (2007-2010)
    - Examiner, Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh/Singapore Orthopaedic Exit
      Examinations (2012- )b) Local    - Visiting Senior Consultant, Guigang National People’s Hospital, Guikang China 
    - Visiting Senior Consultant, Changi General Hospital (2014- )
    - Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of
      Singapore (2014-2015)
    - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    - M5 (Final year Medical Students) Orthopaedic SIP Co-Ordinator, NUS for Changi
      General Hospital (2010-2014)
    - Teaching faculty, Singapore Sports Medicine and Specialist Training Programme
      (2006- )
    - Faculty (Spine) SingHealth residency training committee (2012-2015)
    - Examiner, MBBS examination for Surgery/Orthopaedic Surgery (2008- )
    - Visiting Consultant, Singapore Armed Forces (2013-2015)
    - Singapore Orthopaedic Association Auditor (2011-2012)
    - Singapore Orthopaedic Association Executive Committee, Member (2002-3, 2005-6,
      2010-12, 2014-15)
    - Vice President, Singapore Back Society (2002-2004)
    - Director Spine Fellowship, Changi General Hospital (2004-2014)
    - Deputy Chief, Orthopaedic Changi General Hospital (2007-2013)
    - Head of Spine Service, Changi General Hospital (2001-2009)Some Recent Invitations Lectures/Plenary Lectures1. Bangladesh Spine Society Annual Meeting, Dhaka, Bangladesh Jan 2015
    - Updates in Cervical Arthroplasty
    - The current role of MIS surgery for the spine2. Faculty, 57th Annual Celebration Meeting, Dept of Neurosurgery Yonsei University, 
    Seoul South Korea May 2014
    - Special Lecture: MIS Spine Surgery and Instrumentation in the Osteoporotic Spine.3. Faculty International, Davos Master Spine courses, Davos, Switzerland, Dec 2013 for
    the courses of:
                   1) Upper Cervical Spine
                   2) Degenerative Lumbar Spine
    - Lectures
                - Multiple level lumbar degeneration with single level Spondylolithesis:
                - Odontoid complex associated fracture sequelae case: when is re-operation
                  necessary4. Faculty International, Chinese Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (COA),
    Beijing China Nov 2013
    - Lecture: High grade spondylolithesis lumbar spine:  in-situ fixation vs correction5. Faculty International, World Federation of Neurosurgical Surgeons (WFNS)
    Annual Meeting, Seoul, S Korea Sep 2013
    - Fusion and Instrumentation in Subaxial Cervical Spine Diseases6. Faculty International, Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI), Kodaikanal, Tamil
    Nadu India August 2013
    - Management of Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with neurological
      deficits and kyphotic deformity in the elderly
    - How to choose between ADR and ACDF, Cervical Spine Surgery7. Guest plenary lecture, Vietnamese Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting,
    Nha Trang, Vietnam, Aug 2012
    - Surgical solutions for the Osteoporotic Spine

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ]Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital

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Insurances Accepted

Aviva /Aviva PCP Care
Cigna / IXChange